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Tesco posts pre-tax profits of £1.6bn following Booker merger

11 Apr 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket, has announced pre-tax profits of £1.3bn for the year ending February 24, up 28.4% on the previous year.

Coop water

Co-op to sell water in "cloudy" recycled plastic bottles

31 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The Co-op is to become the first UK retailer to sell all of its own brand water in recycled plastic bottles.

Co-op app

Co-op Group trials 'shop, scan and go' app

07 Mar 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-op Group is trialling an app-based solution to enable shoppers to bypass the till and check-out all products on their phone.

Central England Co-op Easter Foodbank Appeal

Central England Co-op launches Easter Foodbank Appeal

06 Mar 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Central England Co-operative has launched its Easter Foodbank Appeal, encourgaing customers and members to help people in need.

Tesco Extra

Tesco and Booker shareholders vote in favour of merger

28 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Tesco and Booker shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the merger of the two companies, which is now set to complete on 5 March.


Channel Island c-stores to switch to Morrisons Daily

14 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Dozens of convenience stores on the Channel Islands will be switched to Morrisons Daily sites under a franchise and supply agreement between the multiple and SandpiperCI, the largest retailer on the islands.


Southern Co-op expands estate with three new stores

13 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Southern Co-op has opened three new stores over the past couple of weeks, with local charities each receiving £1,000 ahead of annual partnerships with the stores.

Central England Co-op New Store Example

Central England Co-op to open 10 new food stores in 2018

08 Feb 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Central England Co-op has announced plans to open more than 10 new food stores and revamp 10 existing sites as part of a multi-million pound investment plan.


McColl's launches online training to employees

06 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

McColl’s has launched an online training initiative to all of its 22,000 employees.

Long Lawford

Heart of England Co-op targets more store openings

02 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Heart of England Co-operative Society is setting its sights on more store openings as part of a £6m investment programme, buoyed by positive results over the Christmas trading period.

Simply Food

M&S reduces Simply Food store-opening programme

01 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Marks & Spencer has put the brakes on its Simply Food store-opening programme as part of a programme to “modernise” its UK store estate.


Co-op Group develops biodegradable paper tea bag

30 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-operative Group is developing a fully biodegradable paper tea bag, which it claims could save nine tonnes of plastic wastage per year.


Discounter B&M announces strong Q3 like-for-like sales

12 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Fast-growing discounter B&M has announced a 12.9% increase in like-for-like third quarter sales across its 569 UK stores.


Waitrose to ban sale of energy drinks to under-16s

04 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Waitriose has become the first UK supermarket to ban the sales of energy drinks to under-16s, following concerns from health officials about high levels of sugar and caffeine affecting children’s wellbeing.

Aldi supermarket

Aldi sales top £10bn for the first time in 2017

04 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Discounter chain Aldi has reported sales in excess of £10bn for the first time in 2017, boosted by record Christmas trading. 

McColl's performance results

McColl's achieves £1bn annual turnover for first time

04 Dec 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

McColl’s Retail Group has announced that the business has achieved annual revenues of over £1bn for the first time, in the year to 26 November 2017, with stable growth in its convenience store business.

Coop Walderslade

Co-op Group trials "ultimate" format for larger stores

21 Nov 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-operative Group is trialling a new format for its medium to large stores, in a bid to provide the “ultimate” convenience store.

Asda Quarterly Performance

Asda posts second consecutive quarter of like-for-like growth

16 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Asda recorded like-for-like sales growth of 1.1% in its latest quartley results, parent company Walmart has announced.

Simply Food

M&S to slow its Simply Food store opening programme

08 Nov 2017 | By Gaelle Walker

Marks and Spencer plans to “reposition” its food offer and slow its Simply Food store opening programme as it seeks to grow in the competitive market-place.

Central England Co-op Chadwicks, Leicester

Central England Co-op posts robust like-for-like sales growth

05 Oct 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Central England Cooperative has announced a 4.4% increase in like-for-like sales in its convenience stores for the first half of 2017.


Tesco's focus on convenience pays off as turnaround continues

04 Oct 2017 | By Andrew Don

Tesco’s attempts to tailor its ranges to suit its Express convenience stores and improve availability appear to be working with management “encouraged” by the initial customer response.

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